Fantasy Report: Week #7 Picks

Week #7: Hot starts for this weekend

QB

1)      P. Manning – IND

2)      M. Schaub – HOU

3)      D. Brees – NO

4)      P. Rivers – SD

5)      T. Brady – NE

RB

1)      D. Williams – CAR

2)      R. Grant – GB

3)      F. Gore – SF

4)      S. Jackson – STL

5)      M. BARBER – DALLAS COWBOYS

WR

1)      R. Moss – NE

2)      A Johnson – HOU

3)      R. Wayne – IND

4)      R. White – ATL – Grrrrrrr don’t like it but we can’t stop any receiver right now let alone a good one.

5)      V. Jackson – SD

TE

1)      D. Clark – IND

2)      A Gates – SD

3)      J. Witten – DALLAS COWBOYS

4)      T. Gonzales – ATL – Grrrr – same see WR’s for explanation

5)      O Daniels – HOU

O.K. guys, no team by team report this week as I’ll be leaving So. Cal in about an hour to fly to Dallas, Tx. for the Dallas Cowboys vs Atlanta Falcons football game. I should be back in time for next week’s full blow report again like normal. But since this is the game I’m going to I’ll give you my “Fantasy” opinion on it.

Cowboys vs Falcons: When I picked this game to take my lovely wife to, I wanted to pick a good game. One that I thought would be tough to win, but thought we could win. Man it looks like I might have bit off more than we (Cowboys) can chew. The Falcons are A LOT tougher than I had hope for, but I think we have a good chance at pulling out a hard fought win. With that said, here is the Fantasy outlook.

QBs

1)      Romo – Top 10 week

2)      Ryan – Just outside the top 10

Advantage Cowboys

RBs

1)      Barber – Top 5 / Jones – Top 25  /Choice – Top 30

2)      Turner – Top 20 at best

Advantage: Dallas, and this is the key to us winning this game. If Turner goes off, we are toast. The way we have been playing I see no reason we can’t hold Turner to under 75 yards this weekend.

Receivers

1)      Witten – Top 3 TE / Austin – Top 30 / Williams – Top 40

2)      T. Gonzales – Top 5 TE / R. White – Top 5 / Jenkins – Top 60 at best

Advantage: ATL. With the holes we have in our secondary it’s going to be real tough containing those 2 top level receivers. If by chance we can keep them in front of us and contain them, we will have an easy win this week.

Summary

The Falcons are no longer a run first team like last season. Their offense is now a pass first offense. Now is that because Turner’s not as good as he used to be or because with the new pass first approach he is getting fewer opportunities to get that big run? Only time will tell. Atlanta’s defense is ranked in the bottom 10 in both passing and rushing, but don’t let that fool you. Their Red Zone defense has been outstanding and they seem to always come up with the big plays when they need them. So even though it sounds like we should light them up, I think it’s going to be hard to score. Well that’s it guys, time to go catch a plane ride to heaven. Will report back on the game with next week’s report.

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